Multi-layer packaging, such as the container shown below, is not recyclable in Tulsa. Here is a post all about the disadvantages of multi-layer packaging. For some reason, organic brands have begun to package foods like beans and soups in these multi-layer boxes, rather than the traditional can. I’ll conduct more research and try to follow up with a post about why this is. If you know, please comment below. My guess is that it has something to do with BPA content of cans vs. the multilayer box.
For beans, the zero waste option is to buy them in bulk (and use a fabric, reusable bag to contain and transport them rather than the plastic bags provided at the grocery store). If you must buy pre-cooked beans, the next best thing is to buy a can because cans are recyclable in Tulsa (the entire can, including its lid).